JUNO AWARD WINNING FAMILY ENTERTAINER
Jake’s wide variety of musical and cultural experiences, from his French-Canadian heritage to his travels in Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America are evident in his lively performances making him recognizable as one of Manitoba’s finest family performers. Whether he is performing in English or in French, Jake’s multi-cultural experiences bring an added depth to his exceptional musicianship and winning performance style.
He’s met a monkey, climbed an active volcano — twice! – and swam in the sea with a rainbow of fish. Now Jake’s adventures in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Thailand have blossomed into Walking in the Sun, a sunny collection of catchy new sing-a-long tunes for the whole family.
This Juno Award nominated album was inspired by the beauty of Mother Nature and the creatures — big and small — who dance in her skies, walk on her sand, and swim in her seas. This magical recording offers many musical styles including calypso, reggae, and Cajun.
The John Lennon International Song Writing Contest honored Jake with a Grand Prize for the song “Buzz Buzzity Buzz”. He was also presented with an honorable mention for another composition entitled “Ghost in the House” which gave him two songs in the top 50 out of over 1,500 entries.
Dedicated to the educational entertainment of children, Jake Chénier has been warmly received in hundreds of schools, fairs, and festivals across Canada, North and South Dakota and Florida. Jake’s multimedia planetarium show Dancing With The Dinosaurs has garnished rave reviews and has distribution in Canada and the United States.
Jake’s spirited concerts encourage children of all ages to join in the fun, combining sing-along and action songs with on stage participation, juggling, and storytelling. Musical instrumentation includes guitar, charango (Latin stringed instrument), ukulele, and assorted percussion instruments.
Jake Chénier has independently released four recordings - Dancing With The Dinosaurs, Pizza Paradise, Content d’être moi (greatest hits in French) and Walking in the Sun. These recordings capture Jake’s infectious musical style in an eclectic mix of original bluegrass, folk, reggae, rap, calypso, Cajun, and good old rock ‘n roll.